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Stevens, Brian – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Technology is an increasing part in the lives of junior high students, but little is known about how this technology affects their reading. Reading comprehension from e-books is compared to reading comprehension from conventional print books with junior high students. The problem is that students may be reading from a medium that is less than the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Reading Comprehension, Books, Electronic Publishing
Carraher, Joan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
1:1 Laptop initiatives continue to grow throughout Nebraska schools. There are many questions regarding their effectiveness in improving student learning, justifications for expenses, and the process to guide such an initiative. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' perceptions of academic self-efficacy and self-regulation while…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Grade 8
Reid, Alan J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A societal shift from print-based to digital texts has afforded the ability to embed reader support within an instructional text. Numerous factors make eBooks an attractive option for colleges and universities, though undergraduates consistently reaffirm a preference for print-based materials. Given that many undergraduates arrive to college with…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Undergraduate Students
Wilson, Aaron James – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Since being introduced into classrooms in the late 1990s, online instruction has grown substantially both in student enrollment and the number of programs offered at state, district, and multi-district levels. Although having been applied liberally to all core subjects and many supplemental subjects, online instruction has yet to be utilized…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Web Based Instruction, Feasibility Studies
London, Julie E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The use of audio technology by online nursing educators is a recent phenomenon. Research has been conducted in the area of audio technology in different domains and populations, but very few researchers have focused on nursing. Preliminary results have indicated that using audio in place of text can increase student cognition and socialization.…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Audio Equipment, Feedback (Response), Nurses
Isreal, Kenith R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Electronic books have rapidly moved through the entertainment community and are rapidly making their way into the academic environment. Public and private schools, libraries and training organizations use eBooks for research and instruction. This study sought to enhance the learning habits of students taking self-paced correspondence courses…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Electronic Learning, Reading Habits
Norman, Scott W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In this study, I explored the overall efficacy of the Master of Science in Educational Leadership/ Administration (MSEL/A) program at Florida State University (FSU), by taking a closer look at the introductory course, Practicum in Educational Leadership (the Practicum), as well as the final assessment, the student e-portfolio. The MSEL/A at FSU is…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Practicums, Content Analysis, Masters Programs
Hirsh, Orit S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student success in online learning is strongly affected by the learner's social presence. There is evidence that not all students benefit from the online learning environment, as it limits social interaction between the students. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of Twitter, a social network application, on online class…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Correlation, Learner Engagement
Brennan, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Automation can mitigate issues when scaling and managing quality and identity in public discourse on the web. Discourse needs to be curated and filtered. Anonymous speech has to be supported while handling adversaries. Reliance on human curators or analysts does not scale and content can be missed. These scaling and management issues include the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Electronic Learning, Social Networks, Authors
Yagodzinski, Elizabeth D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The steady and consistent growth of online learning and the rapid development of Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis and blogs have led to innovative methods of training and instruction. As a result, continuing research is needed to develop and validate instructional design theories and models that support teaching and learning in today's…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design
Lambeth, Krista Jill – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Scope and method of study. The purpose of this study was for the researcher to obtain a better understanding of the online learning environment, to explore the various ways online class instructors have incorporated digital communication applications to try and provide learner-centered online learning environments, and to examine students'…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
Taylor, Sharon A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Universities are trending towards displacing traditional printed textbooks (p-books) with electronic textbooks (e-books), even though an incomplete body of knowledge exists about the learning value of using e-books as instructional materials. As a result, this dissertation study was conducted to determine if digital textbooks are as…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, College Students, Instructional Design, Transfer of Training
Hoy, Cheryl A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Because a gap in scholarly literature exists concerning the adult learner in the online writing course, I researched the effects of the online learning environment on adult learners in an online intermediate writing course offered through the Adult Learner Services Program at Bowling Green State University. This dissertation argues that online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Online Courses
DeWitte, Cynthia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A disconnect exists between how students communicate using their mobile phones outside of school and how they use them in the classroom. Many high schools across the United States ban their use, even though numerous mobile learning strategies are available. Although research pertaining to m-learning has been conducted at the collegiate level, a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Electronic Publishing, Montessori Schools, Learning Strategies